Death and the Maiden - Act 1, Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 3 Summary

This is an extremely brief scene without dialog, written all in stage directions. The stage is darker still, when a cloud has passed over the moon. Paulina slips onto stage again. She cross to the drawer where the gun is hidden, takes out the gun and some articles of clothing which appear to be stockings. She then crosses to the door to Roberto's room, pauses as if listening, then enters. We hear a muffled struggle, a cry of some kind, then nothing.

Paulina reemerges and crosses the stage again, this time with a purpose. She locks her bedroom door, with her husband still inside. She then returns to the spare bedroom and drags a body into the living room. She moves a chair closer, lifts the body onto it and ties it to the chair. When she goes back to the...

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